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Virtual Visitation in Rhode Island

By Don Moyer  Dec. 8, 2017 7:50p

Virtual visitation is quickly becoming a popular method for parents to interact with their children when involved in long child visitation agreements. What exactly is virtual visitation and does it provide any benefits?

Virtual visitation is defined as the use of digital programs and devices to communicate with others involved in a child custody agreement. For example, a mother might video chat with a child prior to bedtime or after school. Or, a father might send emails back and forth to their child during weekends where the child is with the other parent.

Virtual visitation offers a handful of benefits for the parent-child relationship. These benefits include the following:

  • Ability to help with schoolwork or a project
  • Can read a bedtime story via video chat
  • Watch a child in a recital, sporting, or other event
  • Child can show off an award, lost tooth or other accomplishment
  • Ability for both parent and child to share a smile or a laugh

There are still those who don’t see eye to eye with virtual visitation. It is viewed by some as a replacement for in-person connections. But, for most parents who don’t have custody, it’s an option to discuss when putting together a parenting plan in a custody agreement.

If you are headed for a child custody battle in Rhode Island, consider broaching the subject of virtual visitation as part of your agreement. Visit our site to learn more about child custody and how an attorney can help your situation.

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